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03 Aug 2014, 1:22 am

Seriously, there needs to be an emoticon for a face palm, because if there was ever a need for it, it's this story!


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05 Aug 2014, 6:41 pm

TallyMan wrote:
There must be more to it than this. Surely the head of the school can't be THAT stupid?


Maybe so. Maybe she also admitted to being a thespian!



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06 Aug 2014, 2:43 am

TallyMan wrote:
There must be more to it than this. Surely the head of the school can't be THAT stupid?


I was born and raised in Provo.

Yes, he can.



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06 Aug 2014, 2:50 am

Also, here are two points that should both help you understand this story, and drive home just how stupid people are.

1: The head of the school looked up the word, and thus presumably understands what it means, and yet appears to stand by the decision.

2: The terminated party understands and accepts his termination.

those two facts imply that both the terminator and terminatee know that regardless of whether they are enlightened, a substantial number of potential readers of the blog will not be.



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06 Aug 2014, 2:54 am

naturalplastic wrote:
TallyMan wrote:
There must be more to it than this. Surely the head of the school can't be THAT stupid?


Maybe so. Maybe she also admitted to being a thespian!


:lol:


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06 Aug 2014, 3:11 am

blauSamstag wrote:
Also, here are two points that should both help you understand this story, and drive home just how stupid people are.

1: The head of the school looked up the word, and thus presumably understands what it means, and yet appears to stand by the decision.

2: The terminated party understands and accepts his termination.

those two facts imply that both the terminator and terminatee know that regardless of whether they are enlightened, a substantial number of potential readers of the blog will not be.


Years ago, there was a teacher who got fired because she had taught her students the word "niggardly," and a black kid in class had been offended. While the school board conceded the word niggardly had nothing to do with the offending word, they still refused to give her back her job. Stupidity by school boards appears to be rampant.


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06 Aug 2014, 11:39 am

People don't care about dictionary definitions. They would rather be willfully ignorant and don't want to be educated on words and realize their mistake and misunderstanding. I sometimes think people are too embarrassed so they stand by.


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06 Aug 2014, 12:14 pm

I wonder if Balzac is on their banned books list?

They probaly removed Uranus from science, Bangkok from geography, and gesticulate from drama.


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06 Aug 2014, 1:36 pm

I'm a pianist, and I don't care who knows it!



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06 Aug 2014, 1:51 pm

League_Girl wrote:
People don't care about dictionary definitions. They would rather be willfully ignorant and don't want to be educated on words and realize their mistake and misunderstanding. I sometimes think people are too embarrassed so they stand by.


it's not just that - it's also the acceptance that tons of people are that stupid.



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06 Aug 2014, 1:51 pm

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I'm a pianist, and I don't care who knows it!


Could be worse... you like playing your organ in public - and in a church of all places!


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06 Aug 2014, 4:11 pm

League_Girl wrote:
People don't care about dictionary definitions.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Connotations



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06 Aug 2014, 7:40 pm

YippySkippy wrote:
I'm a pianist, and I don't care who knows it!


I envy you!



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06 Aug 2014, 7:45 pm

Well, not professionally. I'm really just a person with mediocre piano skills, but that wouldn't have sounded as funny.



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07 Aug 2014, 1:33 pm

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Well, not professionally. I'm really just a person with mediocre piano skills, but that wouldn't have sounded as funny.


I was trying to rip on Freud:"pianist envy".

:D

Though I do actually envy folks who play musical instruments.